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Re: Microsoft has now joined the HTML Working Group

From: Andy Hume <andyhume@thedredge.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 11:22:50 +0100
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To: public-html@w3.org

On 5 Apr 2007, at 22:42, Chris Wilson wrote:

> [chair hat off...maybe I should leave it off for a bit]
> That's partly true, but partly app authors may want to provide some  
> more programmatic change to the page - e.g., informing controls  
> (whether ActiveX, script-behind, whatever) that they're about to  
> print, in case the control needs to make changes.

I'd agree with this. It's particularly desirable in a more web  
application type scenario rather than simply styling content for  
print, and would typically be used in conjunction with a print  
stylesheet. To what level are these browser-based events within the  
scope of the HTML WG?

- Andy

> For events like that, it would seem to be better than forcing  
> everyone to do everything using css media (which, btw, IE supports  
> as well; this isn't saying that support is not good).
> -Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dao Gottwald [mailto:dao@design-noir.de]
> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:38 PM
> To: Chris Wilson
> Cc: Matthew Raymond; public-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Microsoft has now joined the HTML Working Group
> Chris Wilson wrote:
>>> 8) Do you feel that |onbeforeprint| and |onafterprint| should be
>>> incorporated into the next HTML standard?
>> If you mean the events we support in IE (or some cleanup of same/ 
>> same concept), sure.
> What are the use cases? I remember that when people asked for these
> events, it seemed that they just didn't know CSS well enough to  
> define a
> print stylesheet.
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